[Numpy-discussion] trim_zeros in more than one dimension?

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Sun Apr 25 16:17:11 CDT 2010

On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 16:23, Bruce Southey <bsouthey@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 04/21/2010 02:45 PM, Robert Kern wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 10:34, Bruce Southey<bsouthey@gmail.com>  wrote:

>>> If the sum of axis to be removed equals zero then you can conditionally
>>> remove that axis.
>> No. Negative numbers can cancel out positive numbers.
> In such cases you can use the sum of the absolute value of the array or
> the sum of a suitability constructed boolean indicator for the selected
> axis. In the case of floating point dtypes, compare it to a value near
> zero rather than exactly zero.

Or you can use numpy.nonzero(...).any().

Robert Kern

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